Now that the holiday is in the rearview, one group is willing to take used Christmas trees.
Keep Forsyth County Beautiful, a local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, is hosting its 21st annual “Bring One for the Chipper” Christmas tree recycling event. Since 1994, local residents have recycled more than 85,000 trees, including more than 5,500 last year.
Trees will be accepted at Tolbert Street Recycling, Old Atlanta Recycling and Coal Mountain Recycling convenience centers from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays until Jan. 24.
The recycling centers will be closed on New Year’s Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 19.
Other locations will be Vickery Creek Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Jan. 3, and the Home Depot locations on Market Place Boulevard and Peachtree Parkway from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 3.
Trees brought to the event will be mulched, and wood chips made from the trees will be available for county residents at the Forsyth County Roads and Bridges facility on County Way. Those interested in the wood chips are responsible for loading and hauling their own chips.